PRINCE2® Foundation eLearning
Earn your PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation certification with the award-winning team at Good e-Learning!
Project management has become an indispensable skill in the world of business; not just for short term goals, but also long term strategy and continuous optimization. ‘Projects IN Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2)’ is a well-established and widely proven project management methodology. The framework provides projects with much greater control and focus, with a firm emphasis on justification and stakeholder satisfaction. Learn everything you need to know about PRINCE2 and kickstart your training right here!
Students will become familiar with the PRINCE2 project management principles and practices and how they can be applied to real-world companies. They will also be able to reinforce their new knowledge via practice quizzes while receiving on-demand support from our in-house team of experienced tutors.
Over the last several years, PRINCE2 has evolved into one of the world’s most popular project management methodologies. Originally created based on the experience and insight of 150 European organizations, it has since been updated to keep it relevant in the rapidly evolving environment of modern business. When it comes to managing important projects, having an established methodology is essential for avoiding expensive delays. PRojects IN Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2) offers a product-based planning approach that divides projects into more manageable and controllable stages. Not only can this provide invaluable flexibility, but it also makes it easier to ensure that projects remain justifiable in relation to business goals. PRINCE2 allows users to outline the responsibilities within a project, what the project is expected to deliver and how it can proceed in a way that remains in line with essential business goals. The approach is practical yet flexible, allowing users to adapt it to suit virtually any organization or industry. This has led to PRINCE2 becoming one of the world’s most widely adopted project management methodologies.
This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation examination. Successfully passing the exam will also entitle students to sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.
You can take the exam online (virtually) at any time using a service provided by PeopleCert.
This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as a FREE exam voucher.
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- The pass mark for the exam is 55%: you must get 33 out of 60 questions correct
- This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 60 questions
- There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
- The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
The Prince2 course on this page is offered by Good e-Learning, an ATO of AXELOS Limited, ACCREDITED BY PEOPLECERT ON BEHALF OF AXELOS. Prince2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
- Anyone seeking to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam on their first attempt
- Organizations wishing to adopt PRINCE2’s best practices
- Prospective and experienced project managers wishing to study and become certified in a highly respected project management methodology
- Anyone wishing to reach the rank of PRINCE2 Practitioner or PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
- Anyone seeking to contribute to or lead a PRINCE2 project management team
- The key concepts and principles of the PRINCE2 project management methodology
- How PRINCE2 is applied throughout a project’s lifecycle
- How PRINCE2 can be adapted to suit different projects, businesses and industries
- The Principles, Processes, and Themes of PRINCE2
- Everything needed to pass the official PRINCE2 Foundation exam
Contents of PRINCE2® Foundation eLearning
The course is made up of interactive slides, instructor-led videos, knowledge checks, and other online training assets designed alongside highly experienced PRINCE2 practitioners.
Module 1: Introduction to PRINCE2 Foundation
The purpose of this module is to help students understand the features and benefits of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to recall the integrated elements of PRINCE2, including:
- The Project Environment
Module 2: The Key Concepts of PRINCE2
This module goes into detail on the key concepts of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to recall:
- The definitions and characteristics of a 'project'
- The 6 aspects of project performance to be managed
- What makes a project a 'PRINCE2 project'
Students should also be able to describe the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2 is based, including which considerations to take into account when undertaking projects in a commercial environment.
Module 3: PRINCE2 Principles
This module looks at the seven ‘Principles’ of PRINCE2. These include:
- Continued Business Justification
- Learn from Experience
- Defined Roles and Responsibilities
- Manage by Stages
- Manage by Exception
- Focus on Products
- Tailor to Suit the Project
By the end of the module, students should be able to recall and explain the purpose of each Principle.
Module 4: Processes (Introduction to Processes and Journey Stages)
This module looks at the seven ‘Processes’ of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to explain the purpose, objectives and context of each Process, including:
- Starting up a Project (including the purpose of the 'project brief')
- Directing a Project (including the purpose of the 'project initiation documentation (PID)')
- Initiating a Project
- Controlling a Stage
- Managing Product Delivery
- Managing a Stage Boundary
- Closing a Project
Module 5: PRINCE2 Themes
This module is all about understanding the ‘Themes’ of PRINCE2 and how they are applied throughout a project.
Business Case - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the 'Business Case' Theme, including businesses cases and the benefits management approach. They should also be capable of describing PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Business Case Theme.
Finally, they will be able to define the key concepts related to business justification, as well as the differences between them, including:
Organization - Students will come to understand the purpose of the 'Organization' Theme, as well as the communication management approach. By the end of the section, students should be able to describe what PRINCE2 requires, as a minimum, for applying the Organization Theme.
They will also know the roles and responsibilities for the Theme (some of which may be combined), including:
- Project board
- Senior user
- Senior supplier
- Project assurance
- Change authority
- Project manager
- Team manager
- Project support
Finally, students should be able to explain the key concepts related to the Organization Theme, including the Stakeholder and the three ‘Project Interests’ (and how they are represented within the four levels of management).
Quality - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Quality' Theme, including:
- The product description
- The project product description
- The quality management approach
- The quality register
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Quality Theme. They will also be capable of explaining the key concepts related to Quality, along with the differences between them:
- Quality planning and quality control
- Project assurance and quality assurance
- Customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria
Plans - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Plans' Theme, including:
- The project plan
- The stage plan
- The exception plan
- The team plan
By the end of this section, students should be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Plans Theme. Students will also be able to recall the steps described in the recommended approaches for planning, defining and analyzing products. Finally, students should be able to explain which factors to consider when structuring a project into management stages.
Risk - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Risk’ Theme, as well as:
- A risk budget
- The risk management approach
- A risk register
By the end of this section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Theme, as well as PRINCE2’s recommended risk management procedure. They will also be able to define the key concepts related to Risk, as well as the differences between them:
- Risks as ‘Threats’ or ‘Opportunities’
- Recommended risk response types
- Risk owners
- Risk actionees
- Causes, events and effects
- Risk probability
- Risk impact
- Risk proximity
Change - Students will learn to explain the purpose of the 'Change' Theme, including the purpose of:
- Change budget
- Change control approach
- Configuration item record
- Issue register
- Issue report
- Product status account
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Change Theme. They will also be able to describe the types of issues associated with the Theme, as well as the recommended issue and change control procedure.
Progress - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the ‘Progress’ Theme, as well as:
- The daily log
- Lessons log
- Lessons report
- Work package
- End-stage report
- End project report
- Checkpoint report
- Highlight report
- Exception report
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Progress Theme. They will also be able to explain key concepts relating to Progress, including:
- Event-driven and time-driven controls
- Tolerances and exceptions (including how tolerances are set and exceptions are reported)
Module 6: Tailoring
This module looks at the PRINCE2 practice of ‘Tailoring’. Students will learn about:
- Which aspects of a project can be tailored
- Who is responsible
- How tailoring decisions are documented
Practice exam simulators
Here, we offer students the chance to put into practice what they have learned so far on managing successful projects with PRINCE2. These practice exams are designed to simulate the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation examination. They also outline the rationale behind correct answers and how they relate to the key points covered in the course.
When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.